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    PWCToday Regular skirunner2486's Avatar
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    Stand Up Hand Truck?

    I recently moved into a new place and have the perfect basement for wrenching. Problem is, in order to get a ski (stand up) down there, I'd have to get it through some basement storm doors and around a pretty tight 90 degree turn after coming down the storm door stairs. Getting it down the stairs would be no problem, its the 90 degree corner I'm worried about. The only way I can envision this working is to get the ski pretty vertical to make it around the corner. Obviously this is pretty tough to do when just carrying the ski with a couple guys. I came up with the idea of using a sturdy, low profile hand truck with bunks mounted on the rails. Using this method (and some straps), I think I should be able to get it vertical enough to make the turn.

    Anyone ever attempt something like this? Thoughts?

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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    Put someone in front to catch it, strap it down an go for it

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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    Don't forget getting it back up the stairs and 90 degree turn as well. If you can support the weight though you should be fine. Also think about larger tires so it isn't so hard going up and down the steps.


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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    larger tires will make it easier and help with stability. if you have access to a welder extend the bottom plate a little(the one on the dolly that the boxes and etc sit on), then add your bunks and you could set the ride plate against that plate so it doesnt slide off
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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    That's a good way to skin the cat....I'd like to see a photo of it in action once it's all fabbed up....
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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    Just carry it.

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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    It will wind up like the guy who built the GTO in his basement - they had to dig up the yard and tear down the foundation to get it out! Don't forget, the ski is 7' long, so it will be difficult to make the tight turn without it being nearly vertical. Tight squeeze. Best of luck getting it in there!
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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    Tuff shed

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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    You just need to rent an appliance dolly and a furniture pad. Put the ski on there pump down with the pad wadded up to keep it from smacking the dolly foot, then strap er in. Piece of cake. And as a bonus the appliance dollys have small tracks to make climbing stairs a breeze. I delivered furniture for 7 years.
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    Re: Stand Up Hand Truck?

    pull the engine and carry it down.
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